HR

EHRC: no more excuses for NDA abuse

Lawyers should not have to take all responsibility for drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said.

Planning for R-Day

How can law firms plan for a partner’s retirement? Michael Burne recommends early conversations with partners for the long-term benefit of the individual and the firm

Pushing back against a culture of acquiescence

The profession should stop accepting as a given that stress is a normal part of legal life, says Pippa Allsop

Pay gap reporting is vital in the fight for equality

Pay transparency should not be limited to the early years of lawyers’ careers but apply right through to partnership, argues Dana Denis-Smith

Law Society unveils results of male-only roundtables on gender imbalance

The Law Society has published findings from a series of men-only roundtables as part of its Women in Leadership in Law project.

Does your firm reflect the make-up of its community?

Flexible working is one way of supporting women lawyers, but this is only the starting point for a wider and effective diversity Epolicy, says Alison Lobb

Why are lawyers so depressed?

Lawyers’ wellbeing statistics are not a good read and scientists are still piecing together the reasons why this should be so, explains Dr Bob Murray